Ian Sherman, Chair

 

Biography to come.

"Serving on the Jewish Federation of Ottawa’s Board of Directors is truly an honour. Over the last 26 years, my family has been fortunate to experience the benefits of having a strong Jewish community, from Hillel Academy to Temple Israel Religious School, SJCC Day Camps and many swimming lessons at the SJCC. I look forward to contributing to the future of a vibrant, welcoming and inclusive community."

Kevin Barwin
Board of Directors

“Serving on the Federation’s board provides a fresh, new and direct opportunity to give back to the community.”

Harold Feder

Board of Directors

“Working with Federation is an opportunity to support and shape the Jewish community and Jewish experiences of Ottawa for me and my young family, for today and for years into the future.”

Stacy Goldstein

Board of Directors

“I feel fortunate to serve on the JFO board alongside others who are committed and passionate about the success of the Ottawa Jewish community. I am grateful to participate in effecting a thriving community today and into the future as so many past volunteers have ensured for me, my family and the larger Jewish community of Ottawa."

Jessica Greenberg

Board of Directors

"It's far too easy to take for granted the Jewish agencies and Federation services that our families benefit from and rely upon. However, these agencies and services only exist today through the dedication and effort of previous generations of staff and volunteers. It is an honour and a privilege for me to continue this work by serving on the Federation board."
Jeff Laks
Board of Directors

"My father instilled a simple yet profound philosophy into my life when I was a young child. He told me to plant seeds in my own garden to improve and create beauty in my surroundings. In this way, I would be leaving the world a better place, tying into the Jewish concept of tikkun olam.
In keeping with this, I am honoured to be a part of the JFO board, working alongside a remarkably dedicated group of individuals. I believe strongly in the core values of Federation and its commitment to support and care for every aspect of Jewish life in Ottawa, ensuring that our community remains strong and vibrant for our children and for future generations."
Karen Palayew
Board of Directors


Gillian Presner
(bio to come)

“I am honoured to serve on the Jewish Federation of Ottawa’s Board of Directors. This is an opportunity to give back to the Jewish community and its institutions which, in many ways, have shaped who I am today.”

Jacob Shabinsky
Board of Directors

“I am dedicated to my community to ensure a Jewish identity for my children. Through giving, I have found the more I give, the more I want to give whether it be time, donations or experience.”

Nikki Shapiro
Board of Directors


Alice Retik

(bio to come)

"I come from a family of proud volunteers. Volunteering is an opportunity to have an impact on individual lives and make our Ottawa Jewish community stronger - to ensure the continuity of our traditions while evolving to meet the needs of the future."

Danya Vered
Board of Directors